Local Boxer Reaches Olympics

Richardson Hitchins, a student at Science Skills H.S., Downtown Brooklyn, recently competed in men’s boxing at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, representing Haiti. He was one of 32 total boxers to fight in the men’s light welter 64-kg division.

Cristo Rey Packs a Punch

A five-week intramural boxing program recently wrapped up at Cristo Rey H.S., East Flatbush.

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Youth Boxing Ring Is a Knockout for NYPD

NYPD police sergeant Pat Russo helps run a string of youth boxing rings in New York City that serve as safe havens in some tough neighborhoods.

Don’t Tell Vanessa That Boxing Is Only for Men

Have you ever thought that boxing is just a male sport? Well, don’t say that to Brooklyn-born professional boxer Vanessa Greco, because you might wind up with a fist in your face! “Women have been boxing for years,” said Greco. “If you look back to the early 1900s, women have been boxing. It just hasn’t […]